Myoko Suginohara resort review (Myoko City, Niigata)

Myoko Suginohara
妙高杉ノ原
Myoko City, Niigata
Submitted by jimmyb on 2nd January 2018
It's getting good!
Suginohara has long runs (especially good for boarders apparently, since they don't have to buckle and unbuckle as much) and cold snow conditions. The gondola is expensive so buy a day ticket or 4-hour ticket (which I did) rather than the individual tickets for each lift. Look online at their website for deals on lift tickets with meals or drinks, etc. They might be slightly better. Lovely views (on a sunny day) of the Northern Alps in the distance and Lake Nojiri below. They claim you can see Mt. Fuji when conditions are good.

I am an intermediate skier.
Date visited: From 31 December, 2017 To 31 December, 2017
Snow condition on visit: Excellent. There was a heavy snowfall earlier in December and fresh snow has added to the base; more is on the way (Jan 3).
Things I liked: Long runs, good snow conditions, fast lifts, no crowding (even on Dec. 31st).
Things I didn't like: It's hard to know where to go to eat. There are a number of options and limited information about what's available at each. Restaurant crowding was a problem, and the food where I ate was 'meh' (yakiniku donburi).
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
General score: 65
Snow conditions: 75
Courses/Terrain: 80
Lift system: 80
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Myoko Suginohara

妙高杉ノ原
Myoko City, Niigata
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Average Rankings

General score: 75
Snow conditions: 73
Courses/Terrain: 73
Lift system: 72
Apres ski: 63

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1855m
Min. elevation: 731m
Vertical: 1124m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 8500m
Number of lifts: 5

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